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Shell in Nigeria: Polluted communities 'can sue in English courts' February 16, 2021   |  Source : BBC

The decision is a victory for the communities after a five-year battle, and overturns a Court of Appeal ruling. The Niger Delta communities of more than 40,000 people say decades of pollution have severely affected their lives, health and local environmen...

Pandemic triggers ‘widespread upheaval’ in global fisheries and aquaculture February 16, 2021   |  Source : UN News

“Production has been disrupted, supply chains have been interrupted and consumer spending restricted by various lockdowns”, said Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). And as containment restraints...

Water graves: Nightmare for Mexican fishermen February 15, 2021   |  Source : Havana Times

All of Erizo’s nightmares are the same. Since his return from the ocean – almost unrecognizable – every bad dream is identical. A wave punches his little boat and throws him into the deep sea where everything is so dark that he can’t even see his ...

Report on ‘fish volumes up’ leaves Lake Victoria fishermen perplexed February 15, 2021   |  Source : The Citizen

While the government reports an increase in the volumes of fish in Lake Victoria, wholesalers and operators of fish processing factories say they cannot see the impact of that - if any!. Official figures from the ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Develo...

Mekong river at 'worrying' low level amid calls for more Chinese dam data February 15, 2021   |  Source : Hindustan Times

Water levels in the Mekong River have fallen to a "worrying level" in part due to outflow restrictions from Chinese hydropower dams upstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Friday, calling on Beijing to share all of its water data. The vital wa...

How electric car makers can help reduce ocean dumping in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea by Pius Ginting and Payal Sampat February 15, 2021   |  Source : Maritime Executive

The ocean waters surrounding eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea lie within the biodiverse Coral Triangle, home to some of the world’s most highly concentrated – and endangered – coral reefs. In addition to being globally significant ecological s...

Thai Union Group signs MOU with two community groups to help strengthen the coastal fishing economy February 15, 2021   |  Source : Bangkok Post

As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities in which it operates, Thai Union Group PCL. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two community groups in Songkhla to provide them with a solar-powered fish-house dryer that w...

Irish penalties for illegal fishing compatible with EU, court rules by Sean McCárthaigh February 15, 2021   |  Source : Irish Times

Irish legislation which penalises boat owners engaged in illegal fishing by getting them to forfeit illegal catches and fishing equipment is not incompatible with EU legislation, according to the EU’s top court. The Court of Justice of the European Unio...

Support to Turkish fishermen for the maintenance of their boats February 12, 2021   |  Source : Railly News

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality provides material support to small-scale fishermen affiliated with fisheries cooperatives for the maintenance of their boats. The Metropolitan Municipality has approached the end of the field study where the demands were ev...

Rising rates of food instability in Latin America threaten women and Venezuelan migrants by Grace Brennan February 12, 2021   |  Source : The Bogota Post

Hunger in Latin America has been growing for years. Even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, people in the region have struggled to afford nutritious foods or have lacked access to food altogether. According to data collected by the United Nations in 2019, 28.5...

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